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Cow

Short Film (Full Length) – 2001

R16
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In Michael Bennett's allegorical Cow, two old men (played by New Zealand screen legends Ian Mune and Martyn Sanderson) with Confucian beards are adrift in the ocean, a placid Friesian cow in tow. A surreal study on how quickly a minor event can evolve into something far more extreme, the film features no dialogue; rather, a guitar duet that escalates to a duel. It won Best Short Film Script at the NZ Film Awards and made land internationally: Cow was selected for festivals including Cannes (Critics' Week) and Valladolid.

Yet another entry in the well-worn genre of aquatic bovine musical comedies.
– Michael Bennett

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Ian Mune

As: Short

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Martyn Sanderson

As: Long

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Michael Bennett

Writer, Director

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Chloe Smith

Producer

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Simon Ambridge

Producer

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Grant Baker

Post-Production Supervisor

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53 Productions

Acknowledgements

Made in association with the Short Film Fund of the New Zealand Film Commission.

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